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HMS Triton (1/64) by Aldo - POB

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Hi Aldo, I've missed you mate, been a while.

 

I certainly hope that your health improves my friend and that some building no matter how small resumes.

 

These last few years have not served you well and I sincerely hope and pray they are behind you, I wish you blue skies on the horizon my friend.

 

mobbsie

 

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Hello Aldo,

 

I have missed you my friend. It is good to hear from you.

Looking forward to catching up with your build again. But give yourself the time and rest you need to feel better.

 

From both of us our heartfelt wishes for a complete recovery.

 

Anja & Sjors

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Aldo,

 

I too have missed you.  Good to know that you're still around and I'm hoping you can get back to the shipyard.

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Hi Mobbsie, Mark, Anja (and Sjors), thank you so much for the well wishes my friends, they mean a lot to me :)

 

Unfortunately, chronic kidney disease is characterized by progressive deterioration in kidney function until renal failure sets in requiring dialysis or transplant, and causes a several-fold increase in risk of death from heart attack or stroke. Rate of deterioration ranges from a couple of months or years depending on a multitude of factors (sigh, it sucks being in the medical profession and knowing the prognosis of your illness  :unsure:)

 

Anyway, my health condition is currently stable so I'm regularly sneaking into the shipyard to do a bit of work, will post my next progress once I've finished the framing of the gunports and first planking :)

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Hello Aldo!

 

What a surprise to see you back! I had no idea at all about the illness. Anja on her post of july 25th said something about health issue. I am really happy that you are stable now and glad that you can spend some of your time with the Triton...

 

My mom has the same illness. She is 67 and believe me, she makes a perfect "normal life". On the first days she was in the hospital with the dialysis every single day but right now and since four months she is at home with her treatment and meanwhile she paints and in the afternoons makes some pottery. She is ceramist and an artist.

 

Well, don´t want to bother you, just to let you now that is an illness (chronic, I now) but you can deal with it and damn I know you will!

 

Best of my wishes Aldo and hope to see those planks really soon!!

 

 

Daniel.

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Thank you very much for the encouraging words, Daniel and Popeye, they are much appreciated :)

I'll be hanging on and continuing my battle with this affliction :pirate41:

 

I do plan to finish at least one scratchbuild before I croak :P

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Hi guys,

 

Well, after going through nearly all the stages of depression due to my illness, I am slowly getting back on my feet. Thanks first and foremost to the Lord Jesus Christ, in Whom I find my strength and salvation, and of course, thanks to all you guys who have given me support in one way or another :)

 

This ship is included in my bucket list so I figure it's time to devote a bit of time to the shipyard, which as can be seen, needs a bit of tidying up  ;)

 

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Anyway, I thought I'd share what little I have accomplished these past several months:

 

 

 

First off, I encountered a slight problem brought about by my haste to get the hull done quickly :(

 

As previously mentioned, my hull is a combination of bulkheads that I made from the NMM draughts as well as from MSW plans.

Below is a printout of my CAD work showing the NMM plan juxtaposed to the MSW centerboard plan to illustrate the problem:

 

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As can be seen in the close up, MSW bulkheads number 6 and 18 fall directly on gunports:

 

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I had several options to solve this, but being the lazy guy that I am, I decided on the simplest one and that was to cut off the affected bulkhead extensions and just reposition  new extensions away from the area of the gunports:

 

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I also managed do a bit of planking and used cherry strip to mark the sheer so as to make it easier to position the second planking later on. Cherry was also used to set the upper and lower borders of the gunports since I plan to use this wood for my second planking:

 

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I've also been doing some CAD work for my stern lights and stern fascia:
 
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Once I'm done test fitting/tweaking cardboard printouts of these, I plan to send the files to Chuck for laser cutting. He makes some beautiful laser cut parts as seen in the discussion below  B) :
 
 
 
Last but not least is the long and excruciating work that I've done during the Christmas holiday, and that was..... drum roll please........
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
....to frame a pair of gun ports :P
 
 
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Now I just have to complete 24 gunports on the gundeck and 6 gunports on the quarterdeck, which should be finished in another year or so :D
 
 
 
 
 
 
That's it for now, thanks again guys B)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let me take the opportunity to welcome you back on your log.  It's great to have you 'home'.  Hope that you are improving and that things are returning to normal.

 

Sorry about the gunport dilemma and your solution is right up my alley  :D .  Hard to believe you're going to add a second layer over that wonderful planking job....but I AM looking forward to seeing the Cherry.

 

I'm smiling at your return.

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Welcome back Aldo,

 

It is good to see you back in the workshop again. Take care.

 

Anja

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Nice to see you back Aldo,

 

"Triton" hull Looks real great so far....

BTW what hapened to your "Pegasus" build ? are there any updates to come ?

 

Happy new year

 

Nils

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From me also welcome home Aldo !!!!!!

I'm happy that I see you building and posting again !

I've missed you.......

One question.

At 5 page ,post number 74 and 80 there are some pictures missing.

Is there any change that you can put them back ??????

When I go to the dark side ( when ever ) I need all the information that I can get my hands on  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Take care my friend and take your time with every thing !!!!!!!!!

 

Sjors

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Hi Aldo,

 

It's great to hear that you're doing better.  Depression with any major health issue is a tough well to climb out of and from what I just read, you're climbing. 

 

Nice work on the Triton.  Did you get that "bump" sorted out?  Ok.. obviously, as you've planked.   She's looking good... better than good, actually.

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Hi Aldo,

 

Wonderful to see you back in the shipyard again! I do hope this signals a resumption of play and that we'll be seeing a lot more of you once again.

 

Your progress looks great so far. Great idea to have Chuck laser cut some tricky parts for you.

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Aldo!

 

What a fantastic holiday gift to see you back in the shipyard and posting on MSW!  You have been missed my friend.

 

I want to wish you and your family a Happy and HEALTHY new year!  And let's not forget your Badger -- she deserves the company of your Triton and Pegasus along side her.  So here's to a very busy shipyard as well -- for many years to come!

 

Cheers,

Robert

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Aldo, like everyone else, I'm so happy to see you back posting here.  It was a lot of fun posting with you as a fellow Badger brother.  Glad to hear that you are doing better.

 

Your Triton is looking very nice my friend.  Very nice clean work as usual.  Hope you decide to stay here and post more regularly, we all enjoy your work and company!

 

Best wishes for a happy holiday and 2015 to you and your family.

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Welcome home mate.

 

Excellent planking mate, and that is a good fix with the gun ports.

 

Good to have you back

 

Be Good

 

mobbsie

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Thank you very much Augie, Anja, Nils, Sjors, Mark, Grant, Robert, Mike, Christian, and Mobbsie for the kind words and well wishes, I really appreciate it, and many thanks also to all who pressed the like button :)

 

To answer some querries:

 

Nils, my Pegasus is unfortunately on hold as my health condition limits my building time so I prioritized Triton.

 

Mark, the bump has indeed been sorted out and the modification produced a relatively fair hull, it appears that the NMM draught has negligible distortion and can be directly traced to create replacements for the offending aft-most bulkheads :)

 

 

Sjors, I'm afraid that I don't have anymore copies of those previous pics :( however, to summarize, those posts just show one method on how you can detect the degree of horizontal distortion on draughts by comparing 10 feet sections at various areas such as the foremost, middle, and aftmost portions of the "ruler-like" diagram as seen in the picture below:

 
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The closer these measurements are to each other, the less the horizontal distortion and vice versa. That is however only a minute aspect so for further reading, I highly recommend David Antscherl's two articles: "Understanding Eighteenth-Century Admiralty Drafts" and "Drawing Techniques for the Modeleller". These two excellent works give a lot of useful info on interpreting and drafting ship plans :) 
 
Thanks again you guys, have a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all! B) 
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Hi Aldo

 

I wish you also a happy new year and very much time for model building. So we can see much progress of your nice model ;)

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Aldo!

 

HMS Pegasus   mothballed? And giving priority to the HMS Triton?!  Way to go! :dancetl6:

 

Sometimes when I see my Triton covered with a blanket (mothballed?) to avoid all the dust and everything from the environment... I realized the amount of work done so far and I ask myself when something is done, finished, concluded... or it´s not.  I feel really happy just looking the Triton on its stage right now.

It´s just a thought.

 

Here´s an interesting pic to explore, let´s see how many mothballed guns are on the ships and subs.... I have counted 56... :rolleyes:

 

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Best wishes Aldo and keep going!

 

 

Daniel.

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Aldo,

 

I've a question to the position of your bulkheads. Why don't you use the station lines of the original drawing? You get the hull form from the body plan and can direct start with your build?

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Thanks for dropping by and the good word guys :)

 

Daniel, I think I'll also cover my ships the with blanket next time I mothball them, it's amazing how much dust can accumulate in these models when left alone for months :D Thanks for the picture, wow! that's a lot of mothballed ships B)

 

Christian, thanks for the tip :) If I understand correctly, do you mean I should cut new bulkhead extensions based on the NMM plan and position them to their corresponding station lines on the NMM profile plan? If yes, then I think that was what I did:

 

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